Jimmy Buffett, a poet of paradise, was an American music superstar who inspired generations to take a step back and find the beauty in life and in one another.
His humorous, wistful melodies honour a distinctly American cast of characters and seaside folkways, blending an outstanding musical blend of country, folk, rock, pop, and calypso into something truly his own.
We had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Jimmy over the years, and he was as good in person as he was on stage – full of goodwill and joy, utilising his gift to bring people together.
Jimmy reminded us how much the simple things in life matter – the people we love, the places we’re from, the hopes we have on the horizon – across more than 50 studio and live albums and thousands of performances to loyal Parrot Heads all over the world.
He was a best-selling author, businessman, pilot, and conservationist who championed the seas and Gulf Coast that he adored. He was a two-time Grammy nominee and numerous country music award winner.
Jill and I express our condolences to his wife of 46 years, Jane; their daughters, Savannah, Sarah, and Cameron; their grandchildren; and the millions of followers who will continue to love him even as his ship sails to new seas.